16 Days – Uganda and Tanzania Wildlife Safaris

Description

Gorilla Tracking and Great Serengeti Migration experience.
Trip starts: Entebbe International Airport (EBB), Uganda
Trip ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania

Highlights include:
-Murchison Falls National Park – Uganda
-Kibale Forest National Park – Uganda
-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda
-Serengeti National Park – Tanzania
-Olduvai Gorge – Tanzania
-Ngorongoro Crater – Tanzania

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Entebbe Airport to Kampala
Meet on arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kampala for dinner and overnight. Meals included: N/A

Accommodation: Lodge/Hotel

Day 2: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
You will be picked up in the morning around 8:00am and set off in the direction to Murchison Falls National Park. You can have an optional visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in the morning. (Optional activity: US$45 per person extra.) Continue your journey to Murchison Falls National Park with en-route lunch in Masindi. Visit the top of the falls and later drive and cross over to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp

Day 3: Full Day at Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda. It lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into the vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazette as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s oldest conservation area, home to over 70 species of mammals and 450 species of birds. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls.
Rise very early in the morning to catch up with other early risers such as lions, leopards, hyenas, bush bucks before they return to their hiding places. Return to your lodge for a late breakfast and relaxation. After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise to the bottom of the Victoria Nile falls for game viewing.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp

Day 4: Murchison Falls – Fort Portal
After breakfast, embark on a scenic journey to Fort Portal, a beautiful town overlooking the Rwenzori Mountains, referred to by some as the Mountains of the Moon. The Ruwenzori Mountain Range is located on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, with heights of up to 5,109 metres. The mountains formed about three million years ago and the highest Rwenzoris are permanently snow-capped.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking at Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale National Park covers an area of about 755 square kilometers and is said to have one of Uganda’s most gorgeous tropical forests. It has one of the highest diversity and concentration of primates in Africa. Home to a large number of the endangered chimpanzees, it is also a habitat for the threatened red colobus monkeys and other species of primates.
Set off for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park in the morning. After lunch, go for a nature walk to Bigodi wetland sanctuary or visit the crater lakes.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp

Day 6: Kibale – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Early morning, set off to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, passing through Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will spot elephants, buffalos and bush bucks. Arrive at Bwindi late afternoon and relax at your lodge while preparing for tracking gorillas the next day.
In the evening, you have the option to visit the Batwa, the short forest hunters whom many refer to as Pygmies. This is an optional activity and costs US$ 30 per person.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests. This area dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups which can be tracked.
After breakfast, leave early in the morning to meet your gorilla friends. You will be briefed by a ranger guide before entering the forest for your gorilla tracking adventure. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Tracking may take many hours depending on the movements of the gorillas in their natural habitat. You will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour once you encounter them.If still early, you may go for a community walk or nature walk to the waterfalls.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp

 

Day 8: Bwindi – Kampala
After a relaxed breakfast, set off on your journey back to Kampala, with an en-route stop over at the equator for photography and experimentation. Reach Kampala in late afternoon for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp

Day 9: Entebbe, Uganda – Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
You will be picked up from the hotel by 7:00am in the morning for a Kampala city tour where you will visit the King’s Palace, the Kasubi tombs. After your tour, you will be transferred to Entebbe airport to check in for your flight to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
You will be greeted upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport before transferring to Arusha for relaxation and overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Lodge/Hotel

 Day 10: Arusha to Serengeti National Park

0800 Hrs. After your breakfast; depart from Arusha to Serengeti National Park.

1300 Hrs.  Site for Picnic Lunch,
1400 Hrs.  Evening game drive in Serengeti National Park to return in the evening for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.

 Meals: Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp

Day 11: Central Serengeti – Northern Serengeti National Park
0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park
0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast.

1030 Hrs. After your breakfast; depart with picnic lunch to northern Serengeti
1300 Hrs. Break for lunch which will be served at the picnic area.
1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drives in northern Serengeti Kogatende/Bologonja area following the great migration at Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp

 Day 12:  Northern Serengeti National Park  (Tracing the direction of the Wildebeests)

0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park
0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at Leisure.
1300 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your Lodge.
1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drives in northern Serengeti Kogatende/Bologonja area following the great migration at Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Lodge

 

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp

Day 13:  Northern Serengeti National Park  (Tracing the direction of the Wildebeests)

0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park
0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at Leisure.
1300 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your Lodge.
1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drives in northern Serengeti Kogatende/Bologonja area following the great migration at Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Lodge

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp

Day 14: Serengeti – Ngorongoro/Olduvai

0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park

0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at Leisure.
1200 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your Lodge.
1300 Hrs. Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is your “Option” whether you pass by Olduvai Gorge a historical site whereby the early man lived and can also pass by the Maasai boma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Tented Camp

Day 15: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
0730 Hrs.  After breakfast, drive and descend into the crater floor with your lunch box for game viewing. The famous Ngorongoro Crate is rich of wildlife, each species have their own territories.

1300 Hrs.  Stop at the Picnic Site for Picnic Lunch, which will be served on the crater floor at the picnic site near Lerai forest or hippo pool.

1400 Hrs. Ascend the crater and drive back to Arusha town for your overnight.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

Accommodation: Lodge/Hotel

Day 16: Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport
Leisurely breakfast then followed by Arusha Town tour includes a visit to the Maasai market, tanzanite Experience, cultural Heritage. Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

“End of our service”.

Prices INCLUDE:

– Meals as indicated in the itinerary

– All airport transfers

– Services of a professional English speaking guide

– A safari vehicle (4×4) plus fuel

– Mentioned all park/entrance fees

– All entry fees to mentioned sites

– 1 Chimpanzee  trekking permit in Kibale per person in Uganda

– 1 Gorilla trekking permit per person in Uganda

–  community development and conservation project fee

– Drinking water daily while on safari

– All border clearing charges

– All government taxes and levies

– Emergency Evacuation Cover Insurance for Rwanda

– Accommodation as stipulated in the Itinerary

– Olduvai Fee

– Lodge fees.

– Salary for the Professional English Drive Guide.

– Crater fee

– Sightseeing as specified in itinerary

– Transport on safari in a 4WD vehicle with an open roof while in Tanzania

– Flight from Entebe Uganda to Kilimanjaro Intl. Airport

 

Prices EXCLUDE:

– International flight.

– Hot and cold drinks.

– Hot Air Balloon ride over Serengeti, book with us.

– Flying doctors insurance, we can arrange for USD 50 per person.

– Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use.

– Entry Visas

– Telephone Calls

– Airport Taxes

– And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.

NB: Gorilla permits are subject to availability at the time of booking and therefore require booking and payment in advance

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NOTE: We offer a wide range of safaris options, so you can tailor your safari to be exactly what you want. Contact us for a customized itinerary and quote.